December 2014 archive

Inside the homes of Paul Michael Company employees: Christmas edition

Tree_Napkin

After seeing the displays we have in our stores, we hear a lot of, “What do your houses look like?”  by curious customers.  Understandably so, we sure do think we have a lot of great stuff!  With Christmas coming up, we think it’s the perfect time to give you a peek inside some of our employees’ homes while they’re decorated for the holidays.  Enjoy!

Jenny, Monroe

Jenny, Monroe

Another from Jenny

Jenny, Monroe

Our Canton designer, Jared, has more than 20 trees decorated in his home!  That’s right, we said 20.  And they’re all beautiful!

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Lake Village manager, Dominique, turned her kids loose designing their tree this year, and we are all impressed with the result!

Dominique, Lake Village

Dominique, Lake Village

Bailey, Lafayette

Bailey, Lafayette

Charaye, Lake Village

Charaye, Lake Village

Charaye, Lake Village

Charaye, Lake Village

Charaye, Lake Village

Charaye, Lake Village

Joanna, Tara and Jordan G. from our Lafayette location designed this whimsical tree for Amy and her daughter.  It’s hard to look away from that precious grin, though.

Amy, Lafayette

Amy, Lafayette

This is mine and my husband’s first Christmas in our house together, so we still have some decoration acquiring to do.  Considering he’s one of our woodshop managers and I’m a neat freak, I think our wooden trees are perfect for us!

Ainslea, Lake Village

Ainslea, Lake Village

Ainslea, Lake Village

Ainslea, Lake Village

Ainslea, Lake Village

Ainslea, Lake Village

Have a Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!

-Ainslea Hooton-Snellenberger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Christmas Tree Napkin

Tree_Napkin

Only 15 days until Christmas!  The kids are hyped up for Santa Claus, holiday parties are in full swing, radio stations have switched to everyone’s facorite carols 24/7, and Christmas decorations on par with the Griswold household are on full display.  If you’re having holiday parties or hosting Christmas lunch or dinner at your home, use these quick steps to make your own Christmas tree napkin.  Show that mother-in-law of your’s just how crafty you can be.

Step 1

Step 1

Start with a square napkin.  Fold your napkin into a rectangle, then again into a square.

Step 2

Step 2

With your loose corners facing you, start folding each piece up, leaving about a half of an inch space inbetween each fold.

Step 2.5

Step 2.5

Step 3

Step 3

Very carefully, turn your napkin over so that your folds are face down.

Step 4

Step 4

Now fold one of your corners in to make a triangle at the top.

Step 5

Step 5

Repeat with the other side.

Step 6

Step 6

Flip your napkin back over and rotate it 180 degrees so that your smallest fold is at the top.

Step 7

Step 7

Now, flip your top fold up to make the top of your tree.  Be careful not to flip your fold too much; you don’t want the whole thing to come undone!

Step 8

Step 8

After your first fold, continue flipping all of your folds up.  Tuck the corner point into the pocket of your previous fold.

All done!

All done!

Now you have yourself a Christmas tree napkin.  Decorate them with small ornaments or your favorite candies to add the perfect finishing touches.

Now go forth and craft!

-Ainslea Hooton-Snellenberger